The World’s 50 Finest Bars 2022 has unveiled its choose for the highest bar on the planet and this yr the award heads to Spain as Barcelona’s Paradiso captures the crown. Named throughout a dwell awards ceremony in Catalonia’s capital, that is the primary time this honor has been bestowed on a bar exterior of the historic cocktail capitals of New York and London.
The World’s 50 Finest Bars 2022 options bars from 26 cities and sees Barcelona’s Paradiso take the No.1 spot to be named The Finest Bar in Europe and The World’s Finest Bar, sponsored by Perrier.
Hidden behind an vintage fridge behind a pastrami store in Barcelona’s El Born district, Paradiso affords a novel tackle the speakeasy, combining approach, precision and creativity with an unwavering sense of enjoyable. In stark distinction to the understated exterior, the majestic entrance bar welcomes company right into a strikingly playful area, full with dramatic glass gentle fittings and Gaudi-inspired curved-wood ceiling. On the bar, myriad meticulously crafted cocktails served in outlandish vessels take centre stage. Paradiso signatures, such because the Supercool Martini, makes use of ‘supercooled’ gin to construct an iceberg within the glass earlier than tailoring the ultimate product tableside for a uniquely private visitor expertise. From creating coasters and bar instruments from single-use waste to internet hosting the primary Paradiso Sustainability Summit, homeowners Giacomo Giannotti and Margarita Sader and their excellent workforce showcase their unwavering dedication to ongoing sustainability, each inside Paradiso and the broader trade.
“The truth that that is the primary time we’ve topped a bar exterior New York or London as The World’s Finest Bar is a testomony to the large achievements of Giacomo, Margarita and their workforce,” Mark Sansom, Content material Director of The World’s 50 Finest Bars. “Since being named One To Watch in 2017 a yr after opening, Paradiso has been a agency fixture of the 50 Finest record, enhancing its rating yr after yr. It’s an honour to call it as The World’s Finest Bar and the win is credit score to Paradiso’s outlandishly creative cocktail programme, sustainable ethos, work within the international bar neighborhood and good sense of enjoyable. Our heartfelt congratulations exit to each bar on the record and we’re delighted to as soon as once more be capable to showcase the unimaginable variety of the worldwide bar sector, from grand resort bars and dive bars to neighbourhood speakeasies and beautiful rooftop areas. The buyer urge for food for high quality cocktail bars simply retains on rising and to have the ability to introduce 14 new entries to assist sate this and encourage journey plans couldn’t make us happier.”
Elisa Gregori, Perrier International Enterprise Unit Director, says: “We’re very honoured in 2022 to have the ability to help 50 Finest in organising the biggest ceremony up to now in Barcelona, and thereby mark the kickstart of worldwide journey for The World’s 50 Finest Bars occasion, sponsored by Perrier. An enormous congratulations to the workforce at Paradiso for being voted The World’s Finest Bar, sponsored by Perrier, in addition to all of the bars that made The World’s 50 Finest Bars 2022 record! At Perrier we consider that human progress depends on the infinite creativity of those who dare to see the world otherwise. So, we’re extraordinarily proud to shine a highlight on the 2022 neighborhood of execs, family and friends that do precisely that, pushing the envelope of creativity and hospitality.”
London regains its place because the cocktail capital of Europe with a complete of 5 bars within the record. Tayēr + Elementary maintains its place at No.2, with Connaught Bar at No.8 and a re-entry from Swift at No.30. Town additionally sees new entries from Devil’s Whiskers at No.23 and A Bar with Shapes for a Title at No.37.
In host metropolis Barcelona, not solely has Paradiso risen two locations to No.1 to be named The Finest Bar in Europe, however it’s joined within the high 10 by Sips at No.3, which is that this yr’s Nikka Highest Climber, and Two Schmucks at No.7, which has risen 4 locations. Elsewhere in Spain, Madrid’s Salmon Guru is at No.15.
Italy additionally has 4 bars on the record throughout 4 completely different cities – Rome’s Drink Kong at No.16 and Milan’s 1930 at No.35, alongside new entries Locale Firenze in Florence at No.39 and L’Antiquario in Naples at No.46. Athens favourites The Clumsies (No.19) and Baba Au Rum (No.20) are joined by newcomer Line at No.31.
Paris, Lisbon, Oslo, and Stockholm every have one bar on the record, with Little Pink Door at No.5, which is that this yr’s Ketel One Sustainable Bar, Pink Frog at No.40, Himkok at No.43, and Lucy’s Flower Store at No.49.
New York, in the meantime, leads with six bars within the record, greater than another metropolis on the earth, together with two within the high 10: Double Rooster Please at No.6, which can also be awarded the Disaronno Highest New Entry Award, and Katana Kitten rising one place to No.9. Town additionally has Attaboy at No.22, Overstory at No. 34, Dante at No.36, and Workers Solely at No.47. Chicago returns to the record for the primary time since 2018 with Kumiko at No.25 and Miami’s Café La Trova has risen 7 locations to No.21.
Licorería Limantour continues to spearhead the meteoric rise of Mexico Metropolis’s rising cocktail scene at No.4, claiming the title of The Finest Bar in North America for the second yr in a row in addition to being named Rémy Martin Legend of the Record. It’s joined by neighbours Handshake Speakeasy (No.11), Baltra Bar (No.32) and this yr’s Michter’s Artwork of Hospitality Award winner Hanky Panky (No.13).
The Finest Bar in South America at No.10 is Cartagena’s Alquímico. Buenos Aires has three entries, with Florería Atlántico at No.18, Tres Monos at No.27 and CoChinChina at No.42. Lima’s Carnaval has re-entered the record at No.44.
Singapore, Bangkok, and Hong Kong every have two bars within the record, with Singapore’s Jigger & Pony (No.12) named The Finest Bar in Asia. It’s joined by Manhattan at No.33. Bangkok boasts new entries BKK Social Membership, winner of London Essence Finest New Opening at No.14, in addition to new entry Tropic Metropolis at No.24. Hong Kong’s Coa is available in at No.17 alongside new entry Argo at No.28.
Elsewhere, New Delhi’s Sidecar, which final yr was the primary Indian entry since 2010, has risen an 21 locations to No.26. Bar Benfiddich in Tokyo is No.48.
Dubai has three bars on the record, together with Zuma at No.38, named The Finest Bar within the Center East and Africa for the third yr in a row. Town additionally sees Galaxy Bar stay at No.45 and a brand new entry within the type of Bulgari Bar at No.50.
The Finest Bar in Australasia is Perhaps Sammy at No.29, one in every of two Sydney bars on this yr’s rating alongside Cantina OK! at No.41.
The ceremony started with a bang for Röda Huset in Stockholm, which was named the Campari One To Watch, an honour bestowed on a bar exterior of the 1-50 rating that the 50 Finest workforce believes has what it takes to make future editions of the record.
The winner of Siete Misterios Finest Cocktail Menu is Juliana of Guayaquil, which takes the accolade for its excellent Diverso cocktail record. The menu isn’t merely a drinks record, however a mirrored image of the bar’s ethos and mission to champion the produce and other people of its nation. Navigating the doc takes company on a journey, the place every web page operates as a shrine to a single cocktail. Marked just by a title and minimalist drawing, description of components and style profile, each drink can also be paired by a contextualisation of its formulation, from brief histories of its indigenous components to their wider cultural influence. Working for the second yr in a row, the Siete Misterios Finest Cocktail Menu award is open to any bar, wherever on the earth and is judged by the esteemed panel of 28 Academy Chairs.
Italian-born, London-based Agostino Perrone is called Roku Business Icon. For this award, all 650 members of the voting Academy are requested to call the one that has finished extra for the progress of the bar trade than another particular person. Director of Mixology at London’s iconic Connaught Bar, Perrone’s masterful management has led to his bar to showing on each record since 2010, together with twice topping the rating in 2020 and 2021. His distinctive hospitality is world-renowned, as is his creativity, mentorship and innovation behind the bar.
Coming into the record for the primary time at No.6, New York’s Double Rooster Please is awarded the Disaronno Highest New Entry. Co-founders GN Chang and Faye Chen together with their excellent workforce have created an distinctive dual-concept area on New York’s Decrease East Aspect that attracts inspiration from the worlds of meals, drink and design.
BKK Social Membership in Bangkok is called London Essence Finest New Opening because the bar which enters the record within the highest place of any which have opened throughout the voting interval. Beneath the stewardship of trade veteran Philip Bischoff, BKK Social Membership attracts within the twin inspiration of Buenos Aires and Bangkok, in opposition to the glamorous garden-inspired backdrop of the 4 Seasons at Chao Phraya River.
Sips in Barcelona secures the Nikka Highest Climber Award, having moved up 34 locations throughout the 1-50 record to No.3. Founders Simone Caporale and Marc Alvarez have created an immersive area inside which to serve showstopping cocktails in elaborate glassware which might be creating waves all over the world.
Licorería Limantour in Mexico Metropolis at No.4 claims the title of Rémy Martin Legend of the Record, an award which is given to a bar that has carried out most persistently within the record since its inception and may solely be received as soon as. With greater than a decade as an establishment in Mexico Metropolis’s effervescent nightlife scene, co-founder Benjamin Padrón and his workforce are famend for his or her electrical ambiance and refined cocktails. It additionally takes the honour of being The Finest Bar in North America.
Paris’ acclaimed Little Pink Door has received the Ketel One Sustainable Bar Award. Lengthy referred to as the masters of reinvention, Little Pink Door have revolutionised city bar sustainability beneath the stewardship of Alex Francis, with their modern farm-to-glass strategy, firmly centring the visitor expertise in French producers. The award is independently adjudicated by the Sustainable Restaurant Affiliation.
Different particular award winners, introduced within the run-up to the occasion on 4th October, embody Hanky Panky, Mexico Metropolis, named the winner of the Michter’s Artwork of Hospitality Award, and Jean Trinh, winner of the Altos Bartenders’ Bartender Award.
The inaugural 50 Finest The Mix Scholar has been introduced as Drew Fleming of Kiki Lounge, Isle of Man – a small self-governing British Crown Dependency within the Irish Sea. Created to recognise rising future-gazing expertise and professionalise the craft of bartending, the scholar will now full two bar levels (internships) at London’s Connaught Bar and New York’s Katana Kitten.
|2||Tayēr + Elementary||London|
|4||Licorería Limantour||Mexico Metropolis|
|5||Little Pink Door||Paris|
|6||Double Rooster Please||New York|
|9||Katana Kitten||New York|
|11||Handshake Speakeasy||Mexico Metropolis|
|12||Jigger & Pony||Singapore|
|13||Hanky Panky||Mexico Metropolis|
|14||BKK Social Membership||Bangkok|
|18||Florería Atlántico||Buenos Aires|
|20||Baba au Rum||Athens|
|21||Café La Trova||Miami|
|27||Tres Monos||Buenos Aires|
|32||Baltra Bar||Mexico Metropolis|
|37||A Bar with Shapes for a Title||London|
|47||Workers Solely||New York|
|49||Lucy’s Flower Store||Stockholm|
Take a look at 2022’s 51-100 record.